What is Cupping?

Cupping uses glass cups to stimulate the flow of energy. Cupping is most commonly used to treat colds and flu by shifting congestion in the chest, and it is also used to relieve muscle and joint pain. It can also be used as part of a detoxification programme, to draw out toxins from the body. Cupping is not painful but can leave red patches on the skin for a while, like circular bruises.